Shark Bites

The Giants and WR Kenny Golladay agreed to a 4-year, $72 million deal with $40 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Golladay's market seemed cooler than expected, but he reportedly had the Giants and Bears hot for him. He ends up getting $18 million per season to become the league's 6th-highest-paid WR. Golladay gives the Giants a true alpha -- something that can't be said about WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. He immediately becomes the favorite to lead the team in targets, although OC Jason Garrett and QB Daniel Jones add risk to the landing spot.

The Giants wasted little time in giving their franchise player a longer-term contract. The 2 sides have agreed to a 3-year pact worth $63 million, with $45 million fully guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That contract would carry Williams through his age-29 season.

The Giants have agreed to a 1-year, $2.5 million deal with WR John Ross, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Ross has collected just 51 receptions through 4 injury-riddled pro seasons. The Giants offense, though, presents an opportunity for him to earn a top 3 spot among WRs. We'll see whether the team adds anything else to that position in free agency or the NFL Draft.

RB Devontae Booker has inked a 2-year, $6 million deal with the Giants, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Booker is coming off a solid season in Vegas that saw him average 4.5 yards per carry and haul in 17 of 21 targets. He's a reliable pass-catcher but is stretched as anything more than a change-of-pace back. That's exactly what he'll be in New York as long as Saquon Barkley makes a successful return from last year's torn ACL.

The Giants have applied the franchise tag to DE Leonard Williams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's an unsurprising move after Williams posted 11.5 sacks in his 1st full year with the team. That beat his previous season high by 4.5 and ranked him 7th in the league. Williams turns 27 in June and looks like a good candidate for a long-term deal with the Giants.

The Lions don't plan on using their franchise tag on WR Kenny Golladay, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. So the 27-year-old will hit the free-agent market next week. Golladay's 2020 was wrecked by a hip injury, but he posted 70-1,063-5 and 65-1,190-11 lines in 2018 and 2019, ranking among the top 25 WRs in yards per route run both years. He figures to garner big money from his next team. The Lions' WR depth chart, meanwhile, now reads: Tyrell Williams, Quintez Cephus, Geronimo Allison. They'll certainly add to the position in free agency and/or the draft.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for Sunday's finale vs. the Vikings. He'll hit free agency in March off a disappointing 5-game season. WR Marvin Jones, TE T.J. Hockenson and RB D'Andre Swift should be the top 3 options in Detroit's passing game this weekend.

11:12am EST 12/27/20

Giants QB Daniel Jones (ankle, hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Ravens. He figures to be operating at less than 100% and isn’t a recommended fantasy play.

Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring, ankle) will start tomorrow's game against the Ravens, NFL Network reports. Jones is a shaky fantasy play at less than 100%, but his return is an upgrade for New York's offense.

Jaguars QB Mike Glennon will start Sunday's game against the Bears. Now in control of the #1 pick of this spring's draft, Jacksonville just might be trying to lose out. Glennon isn't a fantasy option and is a downgrade for the rest of the offense.

Giants QB Daniel Jones (ankle, hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. It sounds like he's trending toward playing, but Jones is no better than a low-end QB2 at less than 100%.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucs. WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson will continue to operate as the top 2 options in the passing game.

6:12pm EST 12/20/20

Giants TE Evan Engram (ankle/knee/calf?) is active for tonight’s game against the Browns. At less than 100% and with Colt McCoy under center, Engram is a shaky fantasy play.

6:12pm EST 12/20/20

Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring, ankle) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Browns. QB Colt McCoy gets the start.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) is expected to play vs. the Browns tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He went down in Friday's practice with what was originally listed as an ankle, now shows as a knee on the injury report and what Rapoport says is a calf. Either way, Engram will be operating at less than 100% tonight.

Giants TE Evan Engram (ankle) was added to the injury report on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Browns. We'll look for an update on Engram's status on Sunday morning. But between the injury and the Giants' QB situation, we'd try not to use Engram in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring, ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game vs. the Browns after a limited week of practice. Even if he gets the start, Jones can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups. QB Colt McCoy will play if Jones doesn’t.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for this weekend’s game vs. the Titans. We’re not expecting to see him again this season. WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson will continue to serve as the top 2 options in Detroit’s passing game.

The Giants have placed CB James Bradberry on the COVID list. He won't have time to make it back for Sunday night's game against the Browns. That obviously enhances the passing matchup for Cleveland, but it doesn't significantly alter the fantasy outlook for a game we expect to be run-heavy. We'll see if the Browns surprise by attacking the Giants' secondary.

Giants QB Daniel Jones sprained his ankle in the 2nd quarter of last week's loss to the Giants, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jones is also still dealing with a bum hamstring and is "in doubt" for Sunday night's game vs. the Browns, per Rapoport. Jones' absence would put Colt McCoy back under center for the G-Men. Hopefully you can avoid this passing game in fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play